ASIS Announces Annual International Public Law Enforcement/Private Security Partnership Day

November 6, 2023

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), and ASIS International (ASIS) announced the initiation of the Public Law Enforcement/Private Security Partnership Day. Public-Private Partnership Day is a long-term collaborative effort between all three founding organizations and was approved by the boards of directors from all three partner organizations. It will occur on the fourth Thursday of April every year, with the inaugural Public-Private Partnership Day occurring on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

The mission of Public-Private Partnership Day is to foster and support the development of strong, robust and enduring partnerships between the public safety community and the private security professions. A shining example of such a partnership is the New York City Police Department (NYPD) SHIELD program, a public-private partnership liaison program between the NYPD and New York City’s private and public sectors that has been instrumental in the fight against terrorism and criminal activity. The program has led to significant improvements in public safety and has become a model for similar programs globally.

Through these partnerships, leaders in the private security profession can collaborate with the leaders of the law enforcement and public safety community, and vice-versa. The result of this collaboration and knowledge-sharing has significantly improved the level of safety, security and protection of people, property and information. Building and maintaining strong public-private partnership programs is essential in fighting the ever-increasing onslaught of all global criminal activity, from theft, to terrorism, to massive and crippling cyber-attacks.

Leaders from the IACP, the NSA and ASIS are committed to making Public-Private Partnership Day a meaningful day of recognition to showcase effective partnerships worldwide. The upcoming inaugural Partnership Day will forge a strong foundation and serve as an incentive for new and enhanced partnerships.

For further information, visit: asisonline.org.